Research Associate in Nat'l Superconducting Cyclotron
Michigan State University Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Nat'l Superconducting Cyclotron Lab 10049216
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The candidate will be expected to share her/his time between a MSI institution and NSCL. During the Fellowship, the candidate will be expected to (even) split her/his time between research at NSCL and teaching at least one nuclear science related course at a MSI.

NSCL is one of the world’s flagship nuclear science research facilities. The Laboratory’s research program is broad: fast, stopped, and reaccelerated beams of rare-isotopes are available to address key scientific questions concerning the creation of the elements in the cosmos, the limits of nuclear stability, the properties of nuclei with extreme neutron-to-proton ratios, and the equation of state of neutron-rich nuclear matter as it may exist inside neutron stars. The candidate will play an important role in expanding, improving and utilizing the world-class experimental capabilities at the Laboratory. Experimentalists often work closely with theorists in the Laboratory and beyond and projects can involve high-performance computing.

NSCL is part of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB) Laboratory, which aspires to become the world’s leading laboratory for education and research in rare isotope science, in accelerator science, and in applications of rare isotopes to meet societal needs. To realize this vision, the FRIB Laboratory builds on the expertise and the achievements of NSCL as it establishes FRIB, which will extend the frontier of nuclear science through unprecedented discovery potential.

NSCL is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Nuclear Physics program of the NSF Physics Division to be a national user facility with a mission to provide beams of rare isotopes for researchers from around the world. Hundreds of users come to Michigan State University each year to take advantage of our facilities and explore the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe.

The FRIB Laboratory is a major administrative unit within Michigan State University, comprised of NSCL and the FRIB Project. MSU is establishing FRIB as a scientific user facility with financial assistance from the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC).

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear & Radiochemistry, Nuclear Astrophysics, or related fields
  • Strong interest in teaching undergraduate students, and contributing to the education and research programs at Minority Serving Institutions
  • High potential for excellence in research, as demonstrated through completed research projects and publications in peer-review journals
  • Excellent communication skills to present approaches, plans, and findings as evidenced by presentations at conferences, workshops, or other professional meetings
  • Solid knowledge of principles and techniques pertaining to nuclear science and experimental research, demonstrated by the preparation, execution, and analysis of experiments
  • Demonstrable experience with the development of computer programs for the purpose of acquiring and analyzing data, simulating detector responses, and comparisons with model predictions  
  • Strong interest in NSCL/FRIB rare isotope nuclear science programs
  • The ability to work with export controlled technologies

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience with a Minority Serving Institution
  • Prior experience in supervising under-represented undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Prior experience with NSCL/FRIB

Required Application Materials

In the cover letter of their application, applicants must highlight their interest in and experience/expertise related to the open position.

Applicants must provide a Curriculum Vita including a complete list of publications and presentations, a diversity statement, a teaching philosophy statement and a long-term research plan with NSCL/FRIB.

Applicants must also provide contact information for three references to provide letters of recommendation.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. General questions regarding the position may be sent to the Associate Director for Experimental Research, Sean Liddick (liddick@nscl.msu.edu); specific MSI questions about this opportunity should be sent to Prof. Paul Gueye (gueye@nscl.msu.edu).

Review of Applications Begins On

08/05/2020

Website

https://www.nscl.msu.edu/

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jul 22, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 21, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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